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SINGLE REFERENCE TIME STAMP ROAMING PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008951D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Phon Wai Kong: AUTHOR

Abstract

Roaming pagers can operate over different coun- tries or time zones. The uniqueness of time stamp- ing is in accordance with such countries and time zones. The time and date of a received page are based on the country or time zone in which the user resides. This can cause confusion to the user when moving across different countries or time zones because it will not be possible to distinguish where and when a page is received. In order to avoid such confusion, a single time reference is hereby pro- posed to distinguish time stamping for different countries or time zones. As a result, the time stamp- ing of received pages will change accordingly when the user resides in a new time zone.

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SINGLE REFERENCE TIME STAMP ROAMING PAGER

By Phon Wai Kong

  Roaming pagers can operate over different coun- tries or time zones. The uniqueness of time stamp- ing is in accordance with such countries and time zones. The time and date of a received page are based on the country or time zone in which the user resides. This can cause confusion to the user when moving across different countries or time zones because it will not be possible to distinguish where and when a page is received. In order to avoid such confusion, a single time reference is hereby pro- posed to distinguish time stamping for different countries or time zones. As a result, the time stamp- ing of received pages will change accordingly when the user resides in a new time zone.

  The problem of uniqueness of time stamp is explained in the following example. Supposing a user sets his pager in a silent mode and did not read a page received while in Singapore at 2:30 p.m. local time. The page provides the following mes- sage: "We have an important meeting three hours from now." Further supposing the user then goes to a different time zone and returns to Singapore in a short space of time of less than three hours. As there is no indication where the page is received, the user will have difficulty interpreting the message when it is read later. The page can be interpreted correctly to be received at 2:30 p.m. Singapore time or incor- rectly as 2:30 p.m. of the different time...